Cheesy Italian Dunkers! You get home from work. You’re tired. The kids have baseball tonight or soccer. Give yourself a break and make something simple for dinner.
These cheesy toasts are like Italian dunkers’ school lunch that you or your kids may have had. Easy to make and filling.
You probably have all of the ingredients on hand to make this easy meal.
Italian bread or some other hearty white bread. Heck, rye bread would be really tasty.
Use whatever cheese you have in the refrigerator as long as it is a nice melting cheese.
Mozzarella and a little Parmesan were my choices, but some white cheddar or jack cheese would be good too.
If you use those non-Italian cheeses, then you might call these School Lunchroom Dunkers.
They do make a tasty lunch!
Other Melting Cheeses Are:
These are so easy to make.
First, I like to brush some garlic butter on the bread. This gives a pop of flavor to the dunkers.
Then, place the bread slices on a baking sheet and pile on the shredded cheese.
Slide the baking sheet into your preheated oven and the cheese should be melting and starting to brown in 15 to 20 minutes.
For the dipping sauce, we had some leftover marinara that was excellent.
Any of your favorite jarred marinara sauces would be great too. You only need a cup or two.
To balance this out, I would serve a nice fruit salad on the side that may be mixed with a little Greek yogurt.
Make this cheesy Italian dunkers recipe and get those kids to their game.
And be sure to check out these tasty recipes:
- Stove-top Italian Chicken
- Italian Vegetable Quiche
- Italian Seasoned Grilled Chicken
- Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats
- Italian Sausage Lasagna Roll-ups
- Homemade Italian Sausage Recipe
Cheesy Italian Dunkers
- 8 slices sourdough bread or other sturdy white bread
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 lg. garlic clove , crushed and minced
- 1/2 tsp . garlic powder
- 5 oz . cheese , sliced or grated, (mozzarella, Parmesan, Monterrey jack, white cheddar)
- 1-2 cups marinara sauce
- Pre-heat oven to 400°F.
- Put butter, garlic and garlic powder in a small bowl and place in microwave to melt, 30 secs.
- Lay out bread on a baking sheet and brush with the garlic butter, (one side only)
- Add cheese slices or grated cheese onto the bread.
- Place in the oven until the cheese is melted and is starting to brown, 15 to 20 mins
- Heat marinara sauce on the stove top or in a microwave.
- Serve the bread slices hot with the red sauce on the side